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Moyes on Antonio’s England call: ‘I’m still hopeful it might happen’

Sun 07 March 2021 | 10:39

West Ham manager David Moyes feels England call could still come for Michail Antonio.

Antonio

, who has seven goals to his name this campaign, is considering switching his allegiance to

Jamaica

permanently after failing to make his debut for the Three Lions.

The 30-year-old has been a member of England squads under both

Sam Allardyce

and

Gareth Southgate

but he has never found the chance to feature for the Three Lions.

Moyes

would wish Antonio his best if he chose Jamaica. However, he believes it is good for him to choose England as he will not have to make long-distance travels.

Moyes said:

“If he could score a bundle of goals he would come into consideration, but when you start with Harry Kane and then you have Dominic Calvert-Lewin, England have a lot of strikers who are scoring goals in the Premier League.

“If I’m looking at it from a distance, Gareth has tended to choose some of the more youthful players over some more senior.

“But if Mick scores a bundle for us and helps us in the run-in then I’m still hopeful it might happen.

“In no way am I saying him choosing Jamaica would be a bad choice, but slightly for selfish reasons if he was selected for England it would mean he has got less traveling than if he does choose Jamaica.

“I would be wishing him my best and saying, ‘Go on and do what you think is right for you’.


source: SportMob
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